Heat trade of Mason to Kings creates roster flexibility
Roger Mason Jr. survived training camp with his non-guaranteed contract. He survived long enough to have his league-minimum deal guaranteed on Jan. 10. But the veteran guard couldn't survive the Miami Heat's ultimate desire for roster flexibility.
In a move that creates the first roster opening since the Heat broke camp, the Heat on Thursday dealt Mason to the Sacramento Kings at the NBA trading deadline.
"We have the flexibility now to choose," coach Erik Spoelstra said before his team faced the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
-- South Florida Sun Sentinel